There are several ways you can take action now to support immigrants and refugees. Check out the advocacy opportunities below to see how you can participate and stay engaged with what is happening now.
Make your state welcoming!
As the United States works to safely house unaccompanied immigrant children in age-appropriate care, the Office of Refugee Resettlement is rapidly attempting to expand its network of housing facilities for these children.
Unfortunately, this effort has been met with opposition by some governors. Take a minute to urge your governor to make your state a welcoming refuge for vulnerable children.
While in Our Care
This video series explores the way in which we care for migrant children who are being processed through the U.S. immigration system. We do not want the stories shared in these videos to be repeated. We are asking First Lady Jill Biden to advocate for children within the current administration. As an educator and a mother, Dr. Biden has been clear that she cares about kids. She has unique influence on the president and we are hopeful she would see the value and advocate on behalf of our collective concerns, as outlined in the following letter. We invite you to add your name to our letter to the First Lady, which we will deliver in the coming weeks.
Unmute Yourself, Support Dreamers
Congress has tried to pass various versions of the Dream Act for the last 20 years, but nearly 2 million Dreamers are still waiting for legal status. While DACA provides temporary relief for some, the actions taken under the previous administration illustrated how easily that could be challenged. Dreamers need a permanent legislative solution to provide stability for themselves, their families, and our communities.
Two-thirds of Americans support a solution that allows Dreamers to stay in the U.S. and earn a pathway to citizenship. The public support is there, but Congress needs to muster the political will to make this a reality. Take a few minutes to urge your elected officials to support Dreamers and provide a legal pathway to citizenship.